Fund Raising

The funds raised directly impact the community. Although our overhead is extremely low, there are expenses that enable us to host events and provide quality programs.

The budget for the Echo Lake Community Group is divided into two segments:

  • The Emergency Preparedness Fund - Our non-profit status allows us to apply for grants to help fund emergency preparedness for the Echo Lake Community. However, if emergency preparedness is your passion, personal contributions are welcome.

  • The General Fund - . We are seeking community members that would like to help with these fundraising efforts. Similar to other positions, this is on a volunteer basis.

If you feel moved to support this critical effort, please contact us at


Emergency Response

Disasters are unpredictable in timing and scope. Being prepared makes a huge difference and saves lives. A Community Emergency Preparedness Focus Group was formed in January 2019 to develop a plan for the Echo Lake Community. Their progress is astounding! They are on track to start practice exercises in the Summer of 2020.

During a disaster, our Community first responders will react to save lives and assist those in need. If you have questions or are interested in joining this group to provide needed coverage and training, Contact Us at

Events & Activities Committee

Events and community activities have been canceled due to the Coronavirus. They will be rescheduled as the situation improves. We have been scheduling some no-contact activities which will be listed on our calendar page.

Map-Your-Neighborhood program

Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.

There is a GoogleGroup to address ongoing discussions if you would like to join in on this important activity.

Training is available for those interested in bringing this value program to your street. Contact Janet at: to inquire. Maybe you and a neighbor can even co-captain a team?

Community Newsletter

We kicked off this NEW community feature in March 2020! Join here to receive an email when the new monthly edition is published:!groupsettings/echolost-lakeecho-falls-community-blog/information .

We are looking for Volunteers to join the newsletter committee. Do you have an interest in writing articles, interviewing community members, seeking advertisers or otherwise including content for a future newsletter? Contact Rena at:

Volunteer Coordinator

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller.

To help coordinate the Volunteer effort in our community or to volunteer to help with an individual event, Contact Janet at:

National Night Out 2020 Committee

Planning will start in the Spring each year. We are seeking volunteers for this August 3rd, 2021 event.

Contact us at:

Youth Events/Activities

What types of events/activities would your family be interested in? Do your kids attend public, private or are they home schooled? Also, what are the age groups of your children? Are you interested in volunteering to help? Email Rena at

Social Media

We currently have a Facebook page and a business listed as Echo Lake Community group on NextDoor. If you would like to volunteer to help in either of these mediums, contact Janet at:


This website is a window into the community and a platform of information for everyone. If you have suggestions for information presented here contact Wayne at:

Business Liaison:

The Echo Lake Community version of "shopping local". Our vision is to create space where local business owners or artisans can shine, be noticed or share their skills with the Community. They are so much a part of the fabric that makes any community thrive.

Whether you have a home-based business or own a business elsewhere, we would like to list your business on this website: You can see our local businesses HERE.

Contact us to join our local businesses: AJ Baxter at

If you would like to sponsor an event, activity or the community newsletter, please contact us at